Alfred Wilson

Bank: The Royal Bank of Scotland

Place of work: London office

Died: 25 September 1916


Alfred Cairns Wilson was born in Drymen in 1876, the son of the Reverend Andrew Wilson, a minister in the Presbyterian Church of Scotland, and his wife Jane. In September 1891, when he was 15 years old, he went to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an apprentice at its Glasgow Maryhill branch. He transferred to Glasgow Hutchesontown branch in April 1896 and to Glasgow West branch in January 1898. In February 1900 he was appointed to the staff of the bank's London office.


During the First World War Wilson left the bank to join the army. By 1916 he was a Second Lieutenant in the London Regiment, and had been awarded the Military Cross. He died of wounds received in France on 25 September 1916. He was 40 years old and left a widow, Dorothy Maud, whom he had married in 1909.


Alfred Wilson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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